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Starting Brassicas

By Joannabanana
January 18, 2013

Direct sowing is the best method for all: Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, etc. Once day temperatures are consistently above 10ºC or 50ºF, you can direct sow or transplant seedlings.

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Jan 17, 2013 7:10 PM CST
Name: woofie
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No wonder I've had not much luck with broccoli! I've been starting it way too soon! Thanks!
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Jan 17, 2013 7:40 PM CST
Name: Joanne
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Do you choose early crop varieties too? It might be a cool experiment to seed both an early and late variety. Then you will have a couple of harvests.
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Jan 18, 2013 5:22 AM CST
Name: Carole
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I have never grown Brussels Sprouts but love them. I might have to give them a try when the in-ground bed is finished. Lovey dubby
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Jan 18, 2013 9:56 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
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Thanks , Joanne.
I have a pkg of broccolli blend which has seeds for several varieties of different maturity.
And I want to do brussel sprouts---going to find a short season variety.
Yes, the store bought starts do not work all that well for me.
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Jan 18, 2013 10:27 AM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Please up date us on how your crops fair this year
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Jan 19, 2013 11:43 PM CST
Name: shirlee
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So now with this info, I will have to try more of these with more luck this time.
Thanks for the info.
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Feb 7, 2013 4:04 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
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DH insists that cabbage is a cold weather crop. But I see cabbage seedlings for sale now. Will it grow in the summer??
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Feb 7, 2013 4:35 PM CST
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
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Yes, they can handle very cool temps and they do have a long grow time for mature heads. If you check out the ATP Planting Calendar, you will see that now is the perfect time to transplant cabbage seedling in your garden
http://garden.org/apps/calenda...
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